Sweet and Spicy Pecans Recipe

Sometimes nuts can be bland on their own.  I got this recipe a few years ago from my friend Kirsten.  She came to visit us and knew my husband liked spicy things.  She brought these nuts and was smart enough to bring along a recipe card because he couldn't stop eating them!


Loaded Potato Bites Recipe

I think I've mentioned once or ten times that my all time favorite comfort food is mashed potatoes and gravy.  Mostly turkey gravy!  YUM!  I always embarrass myself with how much I put on my plate.  Maybe something I shouldn't admit, but there you go!  

So, with the past holidays I helped myself (many times over) to plenty of creamy mashed potatoes and savory gravy.  I've always felt that when the left over gravy is gone, the left over potatoes are useless with out it...until NOW!
This Loaded Potato Bites recipe uses left over mashed potatoes!  They are loaded with crispy bacon and cheese!  Perfect for any party.|  My Name Is Snickerdoodle


Valentine Yarn Pom Pom Garland

Do you follow me on Instagram?  Well, I'm having a little giveaway there today with something that I've been having a blast making!  Yarn Pom Pom Garlands!

Yep.  Pom Poms.
Something I haven't thought twice about.
Like, ever.
Until now and I can't seem to get enough of them!
I made an extra large one to add some Valentine swag to my chalkboard for the holiday.  I was a little unsure about the size as I was wrapping them, but I absolutely love it!!!  
I got such a huge response over it (well, for me at least!!) that I decided to give one away. 
And then I thought how fun it would be to give TWO away! 
That's when I decided to make a more traditional size with the small version.  Still stinkin' adorable!!! 
Here's the size different between the two. 
So if you want to be a lucky winner, head over to my Instagram and enter!


Week Day Inspiration

A little inspiration to start your week off right!


Coconut Cashew Toffee Recipe

Super easey Coconut Cashew Toffee Recipe  |  My Name Is Snickerdoodle
I know it's the beginning of the year and most everyone is focused on eating healthy and clean.  This toffee recipe definitely doesn't fit into that category, but it totally fits into one of the best toffee categories that's for sure!


DIY Painted (and Glittered) Pinecones

Happy New Year!

We've been lounging around for the last couple of weeks and just enjoying a low key Christmas this year.  All of our decorations are down, well, with the exception of these pine cones. 

Over the years we've collected pine cones here and there and have a pretty large bag of them.  This year (with my husband's help) we spray painted AND glittered some of them. 


Make A Paper Bow to Embelish A Last Minute Hostess or Neighbor Gift

I love getting invited to parties!  Who doesn't?  As I've gotten older and have thrown a party or two myself, I've appreciated the small gesture of a hostess gift.  They don't have to be grand, just a little something to say thank you. 
A glittered paper bow is the perfect accent to any bottle for a fun hostess gift!  |  My Name Is Snickerdoodle
For years Ian and I have loved drinking Val de France Organic Sparkling Juice (we don't drink alcohol) and have found that it makes for a super fun host/hostess gift.  It's a little fancier and better than Martinelli's.  They sell Apple, Pear and Peach all throughout the year but, during the holidays they sell Pomegranate and Cranberry.  SO DELISH! 


Christmas Felt Poinsettia Wreath

I haven't really had a chance to share much of our Christmas decorations but, I didn't want to share this Felt Poinsettia Wreath.  Maybe it's because it took me hours to complete and I wanted to show it off!  I had intentions of just putting three on there.  I just kept on going and really liked the results! 
DIY Christmas Felt Poinsettia Wreath  |  My Name Is Snickerdoodle